Most Email hosts allow you to access them through a browser as well, in which we can verify if your Emails are all there or not. If they are, this gets much easier as we just need to reinstall and reconfigure your Email through the Windows Live Suite. If it does not have all your data and Emails, then that means we have to recover files and attempt to repair the corruption.
So I will urge you to check your webmail login portal and see if your Emails are there or not before we proceed too much into this (if the above link does not help, posted by iEscape).
Some of my emails appear in my gmail acct, however, I have certain workshops, etc saved in folders that were downloaded 2-3 years ago that I still need. If I back-up the windows live mail folder (it still says its holding X GB of my emails) and then we reinstall and reconfigure, will there be a way to import those back somehow?